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pelligrini

Member Since 14 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2017 11:28 AM
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#106744 New Title Sponsor for Colonial

Posted by pelligrini on 19 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

It's sad that the tournament is loosing the sponsorship funds, and that the TV ratings are down. I wasn't very keen on the name change in the first place.




#106601 South Main complete streets makeover

Posted by pelligrini on 13 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

Yea, which is why I let you say it first...




#106393 Tarrant Transit Alliance

Posted by pelligrini on 05 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

There was a good opinion article in the Star Telegram from a citizen member of the Denton County Transportation Authority last night:

http://www.star-tele...e177043856.html




#106288 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by pelligrini on 30 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

I just heard Fort Worth mentioned on 'Wait Wait Don't Tell Me' (the NPR news show) in relation to the Amazon headquarters. Frisco came up first stating 'we will rearrange our town for you'. Then we came up as 'If you like Dallas you might also like Fort Worth...'

 

Can't link to the show segment, as it is currently airing.




#106018 South Main complete streets makeover

Posted by pelligrini on 21 September 2017 - 11:17 AM

The shiny white will dull down over time, especially the street. All those colored concrete pavers will dull too.

 

I took off my sunglasses when taking some photos and it was overly bright. Hopefully the landscaping and trees will fill out quickly.




#105998 South Main complete streets makeover

Posted by pelligrini on 20 September 2017 - 10:22 AM

I still would like to see the southside of Crimson's building lit up at night. The owner ought to leave the lights on in that unit.




#105997 Mixed use at NE corner of Main & Pennsylvania

Posted by pelligrini on 20 September 2017 - 10:19 AM

It's going down in a hurry.  Deep trenches all around.

That mound was twice as high this morning. They were also putting some water into it too. I guess site treating the soil was cheaper than hauling it off and bringing in select fill.




#105839 "Left Bank"

Posted by pelligrini on 15 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

Looks like there is plenty of emergency access to the site. There are several points on access on 7th as well as one on Arthur to Dakota off of White Settlement (in the back). The first fire trucks would probably be coming from Station 6 on University, just south of White Settlement (probably using the back route), or from downtown.




#105767 804 S. Main

Posted by pelligrini on 14 September 2017 - 10:51 AM

I have been impressed with the transformation. It was quite striking how some black framed windows and paint could drastically change the look. 




#105762 804 S. Main

Posted by pelligrini on 14 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

The old flophouse is transforming.

 

FLOPHOUSE.jpg

 

Taken on 9/14-17

 

FLOPHOUSE_google.jpg

 

From Google Maps




#105760 Mixed use at NE corner of Main & Pennsylvania

Posted by pelligrini on 14 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

Dirt is definitely moving, or it's the biggest fire ant colony of all time.

 

601_S-MAIN_DIRT.jpg




#105358 2017 Hurricane Season

Posted by pelligrini on 31 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

Agreed. Some cities are learning though; along with the minimum required parking maximum limits are in some zoning codes as well. Exceeding the limits in Fort Worth leads to some extra requirements in Urban Forestry.

 

Quite often that needed green space is also detention or retention ponds for mitigating the runoff from the developed impermeable surfaces.




#105347 XTO Energy moving 1,600 employees to The Woodlands, selling six of seven buil...

Posted by pelligrini on 30 August 2017 - 05:03 PM

A lot of homeowners don't carry it, especially when it is optional. Most mortgage lenders will require it if your property is drawn up in a flood map.

 

Youngalum, I think flood insurance is not entirely part of that same monster. Isn't it backed through the National Flood Insurance Program? If your carrier is dragging their feet and otherwise, that would probably hold up the NFIP claims though.

 

I wasn't too fond of that new law either. I think it was a really poor solution and/or reaction to some of the supposedly frivolous roofing lawsuits that came up recently. A whole lot of our representatives sure did jump on the insurance companies bandwagon. Too bad the not enough voters will remember come election day. Nothing new...




#105336 Mixed use development @ St. Louis & Daggett

Posted by pelligrini on 30 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

I think I've seen this before, but there were mountains in the background and skis on top of the cars. I might just be this perspective, but I'll be looking forward to more renderings and the construction.




#105318 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

Posted by pelligrini on 29 August 2017 - 08:34 AM

I enjoyed it, especially the unexpected attendance of Ann Zadeh. Thanks for having us too.